Johannes Lotz, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and children (Elisabeth, age 6; Melchior, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Johannes Lotz, his wife Anna Barbara, and children (Elisabet, age 6; Melchior, age 3) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Anna Barbara and son Melchior died en route.
Johannes Lotz, a farmer, his new wife Anna (age 18), and daughter Anna Elisabeth (age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 11. They had settled in Nieder-Monjou on 7 June 1767.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johannes Lotz came from the German region of Hanau.
The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Hannover.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 187.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1486.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1186-1189.